Washington D.C. | May 11-14, 2020

Banknote 2020 will return with a full program devoted to the exploration of technical aspects of banknote design, production and issue.

General Sessions

From panel discussions to presentations, leading experts from government and industry will be on stage to share their experiences and debate viewpoints. Themes that will be discussed during Banknote 2020:

Central Bank Discussion: Banknote Technology Needs and Expectations for the Future

We will kick off the conference with the most fundamental of discussions with central bank currency leaders. What are the needs and requirements of the central banks for future banknote programs, and how and where can technology and innovation progress going forward? What and who are we designing notes for and with what purpose? These and other key issues will be discussed including a review and sharing of high-level perspectives on the session topics to be discussed for the remainder of the conference.

  • Moderated by:
  • Shaun Ferrari
  • Jean-Michel Grimal, European Central Bank
  • Rosmaya Hadi, Bank Indonesia
  • Dahlia Luna, Bangko Sentral ng Pilippinas
  • Pradeep Maharaj, South Africa Reserve Bank
  • Additional panelists to be announced

Designing Banknotes for the Automated Cash Cycle

Cash cycle suppliers, cash management companies and central banks will discuss banknote automation capabilities and sticking points in the cash cycle. Where is the cash cycle headed in terms of automation? What can current automation achieve when it comes to note sorting and authentication at the point of sale and cash center level? How does the design of banknotes have to change to maximize this capability and what are the challenges?

  • Moderated by:
  • Arie Piet, National Bank of Belgium
  • Achim Boers, Prosegur
  • Bill Riley, Federal Reserve, Currency Technology Office
  • Additional panelists to be announced

Latest Research and Developments in Currency Production and Technology

What are new production technologies or studies that will help move the industry forward? Industry leaders will highlight key studies and developments from country or cash cycle segments that will have lasting impacts on the banknote ecosystem and the direction of technological progress.

  • Sven Bertelmann, Deutsche Bundesbank
  • Additional panelists to be announced

Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning and DLT Applications in the Banknote Industry

Let’s demystify AI and machine learning. We’ve all heard about advances of AI and the many theoretical benefits of employing the highly advanced computer based neural networks, but how does this technology apply to the banknote industry? Why are central banks and printers collecting cast amounts of data? Learn what is being done with the data and how AI is making a difference – and what the potential is for the future. Presenters will share how the industry might develop to make note design and the cash cycle advance in the next giant leap forward.

  • Moderated by:
  • David Finnegan
  • Doug Crane, Federal Reserve Board of Governor’s
  • Tim Driscoll, Authentix
  • Arushi Joshi, AtCash
  • Helena Tejero, Bank of Spain
  • Additional panelists to be announced

Reducing the Ecological Footprint of Banknotes

Many studies have been conducted about the current ecological footprint for banknote production, distribution and destruction. These studies will be presented and the implications of the findings for our industry will be discussed, along with practices in place that have made the production, circulation, and destruction of notes greener. We will discuss how the industry can leverage this need for ecological change as a platform for more radical technological innovation.

  • Moderated by:
  • To be announced
  • Sarah John, Bank of England
  • Finalists of the IACA Excellence in Sustainability Award
  • Additional panelists to be announced

Collaborative Partnerships: Perspectives for Both Industry and Central Banks Working Together and Sharing Information

All too often partners work in silos and do not collaborate openly about best practices, problems, and lessons learned. Without working together the overall process is inefficient and produces suboptimal outcomes. Hear from central banks, industry groups, and printers about successful partnerships, how they function, and what benefits they have yielded.

  • Moderated by:
  • Roland Costa, Conference Co-chair/ former Federal Reserve Bank
  • Barbara Jaroshek, National Bank of Poland
  • Roger Repogle, Federal Reserve Bank, Cash Product Office
  • Carrie Wilkie, GS1
  • Additional panelists to be announced

Perception Studies: Producing Actionable Information to Support Data-Driven Decision Making

Banknote user perspectives should be a fundamental consideration in the process of banknote design and feature development. What are the benefits and uses of perception studies? What are perception studies telling us – and are we listening? Banknote industry and perception study experts will share use-cases and insights into perception studies conducted around the world and how this information is being applied to banknote development projects. The latest scientific tools and methodologies evaluating the “user experience” will also be discussed.

  • Moderated by:
  • Mark Stevenson, IBDA
  • Tim Berridge, CCL Secure
  • Harold Deinhammer, European Central Bank
  • Tod Niedeck, Crane Currency
  • Jane Raymond, Secure Perception Research, Ltd.
  • Frank van der Horst, Dutch National Bank
  • Additional panelists to be announced

Would you like to add your expertise to a panel topic?

We invite speakers/presenters with the relevant expertise to Shaun Ferrari to participate on stage to discuss these important topics for the industry.